|Cape Rock Elephant-shrew (or Sengi) Elephantulus edwardii with Cytinus visseri.Photo courtesy BBC.|
|Sydney Waratah (above) and Heath-leafed Banksia B. ericifolia;two of the seven flower species studied in coastal southern New South Wales.|
|Bush Rat, a perhaps unexpected pollinator.|
|Sugar Gliders, probably less of a surprise.|
|Honey Possums on Eucalyptus macrocarpa.|
(Photo from web.)
|Creeping Banksia Banksia repens, Stirling Ranges NP, Western Australia.|
One of several WA mammal-specialising banksias whose dull-coloured flowers grow from
stems on or just under the ground.
|Golden-mantled Tamarin Saguinus tripartitus, Napo Lodge, Yasuní NP, Ecuador.|
The tamarins are particularly significant Neotropical pollinators.
|Grey-headed Fruit Bats Pteropus poliocephalus, Canberra (above)|
and Bellingen, northern New South Wales (below).
Scores of bat species feed on blossoms, as well as fruit, and carry the pollen (and seeds)
for tens of kilometres.
|Mucuna holtonii flowers.|
Courtesy of La Selva Florula Digital.
There are some amazing pictures on the web of the bat actually pollinating the flower,
but understandably the owners are pretty protective of them, so I can't show you here.
They're worth looking for though!
|Gecko Phelsuma cepediana on Roussea simplex, Mauritius.|
(The plant incidentally is now threatened following the introduction of exotic ants, which
feed on the flowers and repel the geckos.)
Photo courtesy National Geographic.
|Typical Mount Wellington habitat in the foreground, above Hobart (above).|
Richea scoparia below.
|Snow Skink Niveoscincus microlepidus.Courtesy Australian Reptile Online Database.|